Skip to main content

PSPO II Test Troubles - Need Study Advice

Last post 06:44 pm March 27, 2023 by Albert Drummond
4 replies
01:18 am October 22, 2020

I've been a PO at the same company for a long while, the difference is, the PO is responsible everything except portfolios, sales prices, and courting customers.  Once contact is made, we take over.  We help with pre-sales planning.  But the portfolio, price, etc is not on the PO.

This leads me to the PSPO II test.  The test is difficult and scenario based.  But, I am perfect or doing extremely well in all sections except:

  • Porfolio Management
  • Business Strategy

I've read all the website resources.  I have read the Professional Product Owner book.  And I'm still struggling.

Can anyone offer anything for me to study to help do better here in these specifically?

10:38 pm October 23, 2020

Have you looked into enrolling in the PSPO and PSPO-A courses?

05:49 pm October 24, 2020

I just passed the PSPO II a couple of days ago, but I was surprised as well by the number of questions on business/investment strategy. I felt these were good questions for the PSPO II, but I wish I was more prepared. I have read the recommended Professional Product Owner book, but I feel it didn't go deep in these topics either.

I was wondering if there are books that would be recommended to go deeper in these topics as part of my continuous improvement.

07:14 pm October 25, 2020

I can recommend to read the Evidence-Based Management Guide [1] for the PSPO II. You should find some of the terminology there.


11:05 pm March 24, 2023

There were two question on mine this week about scenario A and B and these were also in the practice.  I got a zero in this area and really wonder why.  This was also covered in the course.   Maybe the answer key is messed up.  This is a little strange...

By posting on our forums you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Please note that the first and last name from your member profile will be displayed next to any topic or comment you post on the forums. For privacy concerns, we cannot allow you to post email addresses. All user-submitted content on our Forums may be subject to deletion if it is found to be in violation of our Terms of Use. does not endorse user-submitted content or the content of links to any third-party websites.

Terms of Use may, at its discretion, remove any post that it deems unsuitable for these forums. Unsuitable post content includes, but is not limited to, Professional-level assessment questions and answers, profanity, insults, racism or sexually explicit content. Using our forum as a platform for the marketing and solicitation of products or services is also prohibited. Forum members who post content deemed unsuitable by may have their access revoked at any time, without warning. may, but is not obliged to, monitor submissions.